And the Winners Are...
Congratulations to the honorees of the Texas Law Alumni Association's 2016 Alumni Awards: Del Williams '85; Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison '67; Patton Lochridge '76; Beverly Reeves '88; Scott Keller '07; Lisa Anderson '88; and, Hon. David Briones '71. These outstanding alumni were honored on September 2, 2016, at a gala dinner here in Austin.
A Message From Dean Melton
These are exciting times at the Law School!
A new year has begun, and we have welcomed a new group of students (Class of 2019!) along with new professors. Steve Vladeck, Melissa Wasserman, and Lori Mason join Owen Anderson and Kevin Haynes as the latest additions to our faculty, not to mention the return of Bill Powers to teach first-year Torts!
Most exciting to me, as the Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development, and a member of the Class of ’94, is that alumni participation is breaking all records. The number of alumni giving back to Texas Law with both time and money is at an all-time high. A total of 18.2% of alumni gave to the annual fund for the fiscal year just ended, including an amazing 56% of the just-graduated class of 2016, with nearly half of those making a five-year pledge. They really get it.
There are so many ways to be involved. Come to an alumni reception and spend time with the Dean and fellow alums. Connect with a leader of your local alumni group to find events in your area. Even better, come see us in Austin for the famous Law School tailgate party on September 4, or Reunion next May. The law school calendar page highlights events for alumni, or you can contact Angela Krause, our Director of Alumni Relations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-471-7188.
If you’d like to help, there are many options. You can sign up to be a mentor to a current student or young alum in your area; you can give an annual gift in any amount to any area of the Law School meaningful to you to help us reach our participation goal; or, you can participate with an alumni group in your area on networking and social opportunities.
Finally, the Law School is in the middle of a major campaign, the Endowment for Excellence, to raise new student scholarship funds to help keep the best and the brightest students coming to Texas Law. There are opportunities to participate at every giving level. Please consider being a part of it.
No matter what you can do now, let us hear from you!Becky Edgar Melton '94
Assistant Dean, Alumni Relations and Development
The Sharlot Memorial Scholarship Fund
The former students, colleagues, and friends of late Dean Mike Sharlot are funding a scholarship in his honor. Help us remember this brilliant legal scholar, gifted teacher, and great leader of our Law School. We want this scholarship to provide the most substantial benefit possible for our students and also to serve as a fitting tribute to our outstanding Dean and his exemplary legacy as a mentor and friend to so many of us.Give to the Sharlot Scholarship
Texas Law is committed to attracting and retaining the best legal scholars and students from across the country. To preserve these high standards of excellence and continue to move toward the future, we need your help. Every gift that is made to the law school, whether for unrestricted use, student support, programmatic support or faculty and research support, will ensure that our high standards of excellence are preserved for years to come.Learn more about Annual Giving
Parents Leadership Association
The Texas Law Parents Leadership Association serves as a platform for parents of enrolled law students to be involved with the Law School and to support Dean Farnsworth’s programs and initiatives.Learn about the Parents Leadership Association
Endowments provide the critical support for faculty, students and programs that distinguish a good law school from a great one. The generosity of our alumni and friends help The University of Texas School of Law recruit world-class faculty, provide scholarships to outstanding students and support the sixth largest academic law library in the country.Learn more about Endowed Funds
100% Giving Challenge
The 100% Giving Challenge is an outstanding way for you and your firm to support Texas Law. To qualify for membership, 100% of the Texas Law Alumni at your firm contribute to any fund at the Law School during the fiscal year, which starts Sept. 1 and runs until Aug. 31. In recognition of this achievement, your firm’s name will be prominently displayed in the Career Services Office Interviewing Center. In addition, your firm will be recognized with an award given to your 100% Giving Challenge Contact.Learn more about the 100% Giving Challenge